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, have they really answered all the questions? >> the independent panel review of benghazi is out and you know what? >> mistakes were made, lives were lost, lessons need to be learned. >> it says that mistakes were made. >> the state department clearly failed the boy scout motto of be prepared. >> there is no question that there were people within the state department that -- were remiss and did not execute in an appropriate way. >> just in to the fox newsroom, it appears heads are starting to roll after that benghazi report issued late yesterday -- >> there were mistakes made at our consulate in benghazi. but nobody's really at fault. and nobody is going to be disciplined. how many of you saw that coming? [laughter] >> i did! >> the associated press is now reporting that a u.s. state department security chief and two others have proffered their resignations after the report on what led up to that benghazi attack came out. >> there was a breakdown in benghazi on september 11 that is stark and challenging to all of us in public life. >> it's imperative that secretary clinton do testify in
.s. consulate in benghazi. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans were killed that day. the panel finding security in benghazi was grossly inadequate to cope with the attack, that washington ignored repeated requests to beef up personnel, and ultimately a lack of transparency, responsiveness and leadership senior levels both this washington and in libya. alise, what do you make of this report. a lot of these findings we've been talking about for a very long time. >> that's right, but also in the last few months, there's been so much politicization of this attack, especially with these talking points and the whole issue of susan rice, ambassador susan rice and what she said about whether there was a protest. this report didn't find that there was a protest, but it also kind of really is the first look at what went wrong, a kind of very sobering look i'd say of what went wrong. and they said that basically the state department and the embassy in libya kind of missed the warning signs that there was an imminent attack coming. there wasn't a specific threat, but a lot of attacks on ot
. >>> finally, some real answers about the benghazi attack that killed four americans. we now know more than reason for the grossly inadequate security. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." we begin with president obama's call to action against what he calls the national epidemic of gun violence amid the trauma over the newtown school massacre, he has put vice president biden in charge of the agenda that could be submitted to congress next month. and a growing number of americans want action from the government. a brand new poll shows that 52% of u.s. adult dults favor major restrictions on guns, making all guns illegal versus 47% last august. let's turn to our white house correspondent brianna keilar. she's joining us. the president came out and didn't mince very words. >> reporter: no, wolf. this is the first time that president obama has laid out a time line. he appointed vice president biden to lead this group of cabinet lawmakers to come out with some solutions and he wants those recommends from him no later than january. the president said this time washington won't just t
to go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence she had received and to besmirch her reputation is outrageous. >> since then a couple of other senators besides mccain and graham have spoken out saying rice misled the public. when the american ambassador and three others were killed in the attack in september. the real question here is can she be confirmed? not just because of benghazi but because of her whole body of work as the united nations ambassador? >> well, she does have an unusually large number of enemies on capitol hill because of things that have happened in the past, certainly john mccain because of the campaign. but others that she has antagonized along the way. but what's interesting here is the more republicans are pushing back on this, it puts the president in a position of perhaps he wasn't going to nominate her before but it's almost like he can't back down from the fight now and he needs to spend his political capital on this fight. so the others are probably having the reverse effect of tha
in benghazi has prompted the resignation of some state department members. they all quit. the independent panel report called security at the u.s. post, quote, grossly inadequate to deal with the attack. >> frankly, the state department had not given benghazi the security, both physical and personnel resources, it needed. >> the report also says the state department did not have a clear picture of the danger at the compound. it also says the state department ignored requests from ambassador chris stevens for more security. stevens and three other americans were killed in the attack on september 11. >>> at least three high-profile conservatives believe secretary of state hillary clinton is faking her concussion to get out of testifying about the benghazi attack. they are demanding to see her medical files. >>> coming up, a prison break that's something out of a movie. the old-school trick a couple of bank robbers used to escape from 20 stories up. >>> an emergency panic button. how this watch could save your child's life. >>> and the 12-year-old mastermind who is wreaking havoc on hollywoo
. >>> secretary panetta is talking about the attack object the u.s. outpost in benghazi just hours after more classified hearings on capitol hill. that attack killed the u.s. ambassador to libya, chris stevens and three other americans. now the state department is sending lawmakers a report on its benghazi information and catherine herridge has that. >> sources tell fox news the classified report arrived on capitol hill late today in advance of tomorrow's closed classified hearings for two congressional committees. whale aides to secretary clinton says she's drafting a letter in response to the findings. at the briefing today, the state department tried to explain why clinton is not testifying this week about you benghazi terrorist attack which killed those four americans, including her ambassador. department officials field more questions on whether the secretary who is well-known and respected for her work ethic, was dodging uncomfortable testimony. >> completely untrue. we've been very clear from the beginning that she had a stomach virus, ugly stomach virus. she got very dehydrated. she f
a fight over benghazi. the big question is, did she fall on her sword or did the white house hand her one. clearly she was thrown under the bus. >> gretchen: this is what she wrote on september 16th when secretary of state was unavailable after a grueling week, the white house asked me to appear on five sunday talk shows. i relied on fully cleared unclassified points provided by the intelligence committee. the unclassified points were consistent with the classified assessments, i received. first of all was hillary clinton really not available or did she say she didn't want to go tell something that was not the truth. as katherine heritage, un ambassador rice had access to the pdp. presidential daily briefing before she went out on the talk show and talked about the fact that it was probably a terrorist attack. >> brian: charles krauthammer said now that rice is out and the president decided not to fight the fight here. it mines the end of pursuing the truth with the benghazi attack. >> clearly had she been nominated the benghazi scandal would be on the front page. i think it will die now
with the loss of our four colleagues in benghazi and the state department, greet the families and the bodies, and she declined to do it. it wasn't what i had planned for that weekend originally, but i don't regret doing that, brian. i think when you're a diplomat and a public official and a tragedy happens and it is related to the work that you do, it's our obligation to try to explain it as best we can to the american people, and that's what i did. >> did you want the job? >> i would have been very honored to serve in that job, just as i'm delighted to do what i'm doing. but yes, sure. how can you not want to -- in my field -- serve at the highest possible level? >> i tell you what, hillary clinton, i'm sure she was tired. we all get tired. she works around the clock. but you know what she was doing. >> yeah. >> hillary, that's the political experience. you see it in the corporate world, the political world, the pros that have been around the block a few times. >> decline. >> they know when to step aside. and this is -- i've seen this happen in washington time and time again. i saw it on th
attack in benghazi, libya. the topic playing in discussions during capitol hill during a series of meters and susan rice leading up to her possible nomination to be secretary of state. catherine herridge is reporting from washington. >> including the benghazi consulate a report in 2009 recommended physical barriers like this one. at a closed hearing before the senate committee, witnesses testified that those changes were never made in benghazi. >> it was really disconcerting and upsetting to see how easily the terrorists broke through the gates and basically just walked in. >> the committee's ranking republican also questions the striking similarities between the bombings in east africa which killed 12 americans. in 1998 susan rice was 33 years old. >> the ambassador to kenya sent repeated messages to the state department requesting a stronger facility because of the increased threat. those requests as in the case of benghazi were turned down by the state department. >> reporter: some analysts say it's beyond the benghazi controversy. as part of clinton administration, they turned down fr
to congress about the attack in benghazi, libya, but two of her deputies are in the hot seat instead. the congressional hearings follow an independent report that blame the state department for what they called systemic failures and leadership and management deficiencies regarding embassy security. u.s. ambassador to libya, christopher stevens, and three other americans were killed in that benghazi attack. it set off a firestorm in washington about exactly who was responsible for not making that consulate more security. elise is in washington. we know there is some fallout here. one state department official resigned and three others on administrative leave. what is next? >> that's right. the top assistant secretary for diplomatic security eric boswell, and a few others in his department and mideast policy shop have been reashrined. there's a lot of questions about whether top officials and more senior levels of the department to secretary clinton should be held responsible even though the panel said no. we heard from the deputy secretary and secretary clinton's deputies. they were s
report at security in benghazi. the independent panel reports the security that killed four americans was grossly inadequate. coming up at 5:15 how secretary of state hillary clinton is responding to the panels criticism. >>> let's get you going this morning. out the door. sal, did you have to sit and warm up the car for awhile? i know you were concerned about black ice on the road. >> that is right. absolutely. warming up the car you might want to warm it up so it's nice temperature inside for you. don't leave the keys in it. and also the black ice possibility just make sure that if you find yourself skidding the worst thing to do is hit the breaks suddenly. you'll pump those brakes or slow down if you can just by getting up on the accelerator. let's take a look at the pictures on 80 westbound heading out to the mccarthur maze. no major problems driving out to the maze and the metering lights are not on at the toll plaza. we also look at the torch plaza and look at the traffic coming into the city. christmas is less than a week away. we will see people take time off that will make it
'll be talking about the benghazi report and about that jailed marine. former marine who is down in mexico. should the president get involved to bring him home? >> brian: i think i know what he'll say. we're going to toss to steve now. >> steve: thank you very much. and talk about man's best friend, he saved a puppy from afghanistan and now the dog is returning the favor. oh, man. look at that, put her there. >> brian: "fox & friends" starts now. >> steve: you feel better? >> brian: much better. >> steve: welcome aboard. today is the 20th day of december. it's 12-20. tomorrow is 12-21-12, which as you know, the mayans predicted the world would end. >> gretchen: are we talking about that again? >> steve: it's in the headlines. >> gretchen: i want to be optimistic, okay? >> steve: according to harris polling, 20% of americans believe that it's true. 20% of americans believe that tomorrow is -- >> gretchen: what's going to happen? >> steve: 20% of americans. >> gretchen: i believe in giving away money, but what's going to happen to us tomorrow? >> mayans say it's the end of time. what's inter
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on the consulate in benghazi, libya. clinton's testimony has been up in the air because she has been recovering from a stomach virus and concussion. an exact date has not been set. two deputy secretaries of state will testify today on capitol hill. fallout from the september attack on americans in benghazi that killed four native.ambassador chris stevens. >> there were was a demonstration of lack of leadership and the senior ranking for their security ... >> four state department officials have resigned under pressure. .because of their roles in the deadly incident. these resignations come just after an independent report department was critical of state department leadership.saying security for the americans in benghazi was quote inadequate. 39 degrees in the san jose. we will warm it up to the mid '50s. but you need to buckle up. and bundle up. also, new year. is always with kron 4. the biggest parties and spectacular fireworks. will all be on kron 4's new hosted by catherine heenan and gary radnich. kron 4's - new year's live. >> welcome back we are following news out of pinole where p-g-and
again with less than two weeks to go. >> and getting to the bottom of the benghazi fiasco. hearings set to start in a matter of hours from now. good morning you to. sorry about the singing this morning. welcome to "early start." >> it's 5:00 a.m. in the east. she's been singing all morning. we're going to begin with this storm. the cause behind all the singing. it is a big one. it is pounding the nation's midsection and threatening to derail holiday travel plans for millions of americans. what bad timing. a blizzard warning in effect for half a dozen states. colorado has already been clobbered at 156 mile stretch of interstate 70 had to be shut down in both directions yesterday. look at that. the storm is also hitting iowa hard overnight packing wind gusts over 50 miles an hour. the wind part of the real problem here. some places could see a foot of snow or more. emergency management officials as far north as wisconsin offering this advice to early christmas travelers. >> i think the first thing you should think about is changing your plans for thursday. >> you know, a lot of people get
of the year. hearings are being held today on the deadly of the attack on benghazi, libya. arguing whether more money would help keep american diplomats safe. >> if the state department intends to blame it is long string of failures on inadequate funding, then perhaps it should take a closer look at the money that is being lavished on global climate change, culinary diplomacy programs and other favored projects. in money could have been used for providing diplomatic security, including hiring additional personnel and providing them with adequate equipment and training. >> we're joined now by elise labott who covered all of these hearings. so what did you come away with? >> a couple of things, wolf. it's widely politicized. you heard elana. she doesn't even accept the report. she says the state department can't review itself because of its failures noted by the panel and she's looking for secretary of state clinton to testify in january. i also think that the state department officials, bill burns really contrite, what else can you do, wolf, with such a scathing report other than to say we
of state hillary clinton about benghazi. instead, they will have to wait until she recovers from a con concussion. in the meantime, we will ask kelly ayotte what she would like to hear once secretary clinton eventually does come before lawmakers. >>> and investigators checking on a new angle while they try to explain what led to the newtown shooting. why they are now looking into the gun nan's --man's yes metic makeup. -- genetic makeup. >>> and president obama sparking a new debate after appearing to suggest that the reason it's so hard to get a deal done is because republican lawmakers just don't like him. >> it is very hard for them to say yes to me. but, you know, at some point, you know, they've got to take me out of it. and think about their voters.tys and think about what -- clear, huh? i'm not juice or fancy water. i've gotine grams of protein. that's three times more than me! [ female announcer ] ensure clear. nine grams protein. zero fat. in blueberry/pomegranate and peach. to the number 1 club in the world. the potential of manchester united unlocked. nyse euronext. unlockin
the september 11th attack on the american consulate in benghazi. four americans were killed that night including ambassador chris stevens. speaking to the senate foreign relations commit year, deputy secretary of state william burns vowed to do more to ensure safety. >> we learned some very hard and painful lessons in benghazi. we are already acting on them. we have to do better. we owe it to our colleagues who lost their lives in benghazi. we owe it to the professional who's acted with such heroism that night to try to protect them and we owe it to thousands of our colleagues serving america every day in diplomatic posts around the world. >> why did you see nicholas burns there? that's because hillary clinton was not there. she was notably absent. she was supposed to be the one testifying. she was not there because she's the resolution authorizes the military force to use all necessary measures to help the government retake the north. meanwhile tonight, we are learning president obama is stripping mali of certain trade privileges. a very tough time to do it but he's doing it because there has b
the a congressional hearings on the benghazi attack because she's recovering from a concussion suffered after she had fainted. some fox news commentators practically demanded she get a note from her doctor. >> she's suffering from acute benghazi allergy which causes lightheadedness when she hears the word benghazi or is being asked about it. >> how could she get a concussion when she's been ducking everything. this is what i don't understand. makes no sense to me. >> hillary clinton, i guess she passed out somewhere. is she unconscious somewhere? >> bill -- >> she can't testify. >> really? they're making fun of the secretary of state's injury? this drew a rhetoric from greta van sus ren who blogged i don't agree with any of my fnc colleagues or anyone who is a tad bit sarcastic on our air about secretary clinton's health. she will testify next month. a story from last week, rhonda lee lost her job because of facebook. she was a meteorologist at abc affiliate in shreveport, louisiana. was she rude to a viewer? not at all. a viewer wrote on facebook that the black lady that does the news needs to wear
weeks of criticism from republicans about statements she made on the benghazi attack that killed u-s ambassador chris stevens. >> meanwhile, secretary of state hillary clinton will be spending the next few days at home after sustaining a concussion. the state department says clinton fainted yesterday from dehydration -- while dealing with a stomach virus. when she passed out, she hit her head and suffered a concussion. clinton's doctors have suggested she spend the next week working from home. the concussion will keep her from testifying at two congressional hearings this week. to talk about the september benghazi attack. >> coming up on kron 4 news weekend legal experts say the next big issue in the debate over guns is going to be about the right to carry one in at bank of america, we're continuing to lend and invest in the people, businesses, and organizations that call the bay area home. whether it's helping a nonprofit provide safe, affordable housing within the city, supporting an organization that's helping kids find jobs and stay in school, or financing the expansion of a lo
in benghazi. an independent review releases a report on just what happened that night in libya and how it could have been prevented. >>> blizzard warning from denver to detroit a week before christmas. the storms bringing an unwelcome present to americans traveling home for the holidays. 50 mile per hour winds, a foot of snow. we're tracking the latest forecast. >>> plus this. >> with all this -- all the new, you know, talk of new legislation going on to assault rifles, i really -- you know, i definitely want to get a few more before, you know, something may happen. >> gun sales spike as gun control simmers. talk of new policy sends many americans on a shopping spree. ♪ where are those good old fashioned values, on which we used to rely ♪ >> "family guy" is back and we'll show you part of the episode that was canceled out of respect for the people of newtown, connecticut. newtown, connecticut. "newsroom" starts now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> good morning. thank you so much for joining us. i'm carol costello. first up, president obama and the first step toward new gu
review by the panel looking into the deadly september 11th attack in benghazi at the consulate there in libya. you know the story. the attack that killed ambassador christopher stevens and three other americans at the u.s. consulate. now, the state department blasted by this review for quote/unquote systemic failures. among them, i'm quoting grossly inadequate security and the dismissal of repeated requests to beef up personnel. senate majority whip dick durbin after reading this review. >> there was a breakdown in benghazi on september 11th that is stark and challenging to all of us in public life. i went through the litany of things that were given to us by the accountability review board. our intelligence fell short. our security personnel were inexperienced and unprepared. our security systems failed. our host nation was lacking in protection for our own people. and senior state department officials unfortunately showed a lack of leadership and management ability. >> panel also found that there was, quote/unquote, a lack of transparency, responsiveness and leadership in lib
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a little lift. >> it took him 14 days before he called the attack in benghazi. >> he did in fact first. he did call it an act of terror. it did, as well, two weeks or so for the whole idea of being their a riot to come out. >> after the president had done so poorly. did that salvage the race for him? >> it certainly helped. look, again this is where romney look what you just saw was my opponent and my other opponent candy crowley teaming up against me. it's a hard situation to do this on live tv in front of hundred million people. you need the gift of situational awareness to do what gingrich would do in the primaries. >> one quick mention here. i think it is worthy of our discussion. is that twitter and social media played a bigger role in the election and media coverage than ever before. if you were following conservative blogs, conservative websites, conservative media you really had a different view of this election and different view of the debates. first debate that is so famous turned on the fact that so many people were involved in realtime in scoring that debate as opposed.... >>
the security at the consulate in benghazi grossly inadequate and the panel blames lack of security for the deaths of chris stevens and three others. many point the finger at secretary of state hillary clinton. she claims to take full responsibility for this. clinton will be sending top state department deputies to testify in her place after suffering a concussion. john bolton says clinton is faking her illness to avoid testifying. a state department spokeswoman said that's absolutely un-- untrue. >> it's really unfortunate in times like this people make wild speculation based on no information. >> we're reaching out to california lawmakers who were part of this morning's top- secret briefing. more on that when i see you next. back to you. >>> 7:17. the justice department will not press cyber stalking charges against a woman who had an affair with former cia director david petraeus. paula broad well was accused of describe -- broadwell was accused of cyber stalking jill kelli. both broadwell and petraeus are married. they've expressed regret about their affair. they say it ended las
on what happened back on september 11 of this year when the four americans were killed in benghazi, libya. a report just out yesterday said the state department as a whole broke down because of systemic failures and leadership and management deficiencies. senator john kerry and chairman of the relations committee pointed his finger at congress. >> congress has the power. we use it for any number of things. it's our responsibility and for years we asked our state department to operate with increasingly lesser resources to conduct essential missions. >> no doubt senator kerry's words and the weight here since he is the front runner to take over the post since secretary of state took over for hillary clinton when she leaves. she was supposed to testify today, but the injury is forcing her to postpone her testimony until next month. her department is trying to move past the report as four of the staffers have been disciplined. among them is assistant secretary boswell who resigned. the others are on administrative leave. a source said among those relieved is this woman. this is the deputy sec
on the failures leading up to the attack on benghazi. just a few hours before the hearing starts on the hill. >>> president obama and speaker boehner digging in their heels with a dozen days to go before we go over the fiscal cliff. >>> another day of painful goodbyes in newtown, connecticut. for the fourth straight day funerals of children gone far too soon. >>> among our guests this morning, we'll be talking to senator richard blumenthal, senator johnny isaacson, congressman peter king. it's thursday, december 20th, and "starting point" begins right now. >>> good morning, welcome, everybody. the first significant winter storm of the season is our starting point this morning. it threatens to derail some holiday travel plans for maybe millions of americans along with the snow. there's also a threat of tornados in the south. the governor of wisconsin has declared a state of emergency even before the storm hits. six states across the midwest are under blizzard warnings. the system stretches all the way from the great lakes to colorado. the rocky mountain state already taking a big beating. 156
inouye tomorrow. that's going to take up a lot. there's the viewing today. you've got the benghazi hearings. time is running out on the calendar. so what i'm hearing is, go home for christmas and come back the day after, come back on the 26th. >> the plan b would, as a diversion, make sense if they were still talking. but they're not talking. and according to senior white house officials, they haven't talked since monday. now, in normal circumstances, maybe that works, but we actually are getting to the point where they need to strike a deal. >> especially conversation one on one. >> if they don't strike a deal in the next day or so, you can't write something this big by the end of the year. >> correct. andrea's right. >> they're going to have to start piecing this together. >> they'll go home for christmas, get an earful from people, and then come back and pass it quickly. >> and they do have stuff written. they've got pieces according to conrad and the other budget leaders in both houses, they've got -- >> conrad, speaking of conrad, he was sure they were going to have a deal. >>
. but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador, who had nothing to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence she had received is outrageous. >>> welcome to "the ed show." after weeks of unfair attacks by republicans, u.n. ambassador susan rice withdrew her name to be the next possible secretary of state today. in a letter to the president rice said that she could have done the job effectively but added her confirmation process could hurt the country. in an interview that will air tonight on "rock center," the ambassador had a slifrm explanation for nbc news's anchor man brian williams. >> today i made the decision that it was the best thing for our country, for the american people that i not continue to be considered by the president for nomination as secretary of state because i didn't want to see a confirmation process that was very prolonged, very politicized, very distracting, and very disruptive. because there are so many things we need to get done as a country. and the first several months of a second-term president's agenda is really the opportunit
benghazi attack in libya. following a concussion she sustained last week. the state department says clinton passed out and hit her head after being dehydrated from a stomach virus. she was expected to testify this thursday before congressional committees investigating to the deadly benghazi attacks on four americans. the house chairwoman made it clear she plans to ask women to testify at a different time. john kerry appears to be the next nominee to become the u.s. secretary of state. reportedly president obama will announce his nomination in the coming weeks. word of kerry's selection comes days after the previous front runner u.n. ambassador susan rice withdrew her name from consideration. if the nomination is confirmed by the senate, the 69-year-old would replace hillary clinton who plans to step down soon. >>> voters are heading to the polys to find out who will be the country's seventh prime minister in six years. the member is likely to be the next prime minister. tsunami politics likely to play a role in this nomination. >>> people in fiji are bracing themselves for cyclone e van. th
and work continues for many people this week your work on the hill with the two benghazi hearings, one in the house and one in the senate this week. but news that secretary clinton is ill and has been injured with a concussion and will not testify. are you confident that others who will show up in her place will provide much-needed answers. >> i am sure they can provide answers, but ultimately, i believe that secretary clintonville to testify. i have a great respect for secretary clinton. no one would know more about this than she would. no one would be in a position, really to answer the tough questions of secretary clinton. once she has recovered, i believe it is important that she testify. i know that the chairwoman of the international affairs committee believes that secretary clinton is an indozensible witness. what happened in benghazi, there are so many unanswered questions, it appears so many things went wrong and too many people in the administration were trying to put out a false story, which accounts, i believe, for the constant changing of the story, as we have gone on and
with wrong information about the attack. >> i think benghazi was hiked by this network. >> when you have four people dead including the first u.n. ambassad ambassador, how do you call that hi hiked? >> it's impossible to figure out what happened. i think the emphasis on benghazi has been political because fox was operating as a wing of the republican party. >> tom ricks thanks very much for joining us today. >> you're welcome. >> that was it. less than 90 seconds. he got the hook. interview over. thank you very much. the controversy was just heating up. fox's executive vice president said ricks apologized to a staffer after the aborted interview. he said he was a little peevish after a tiring book tour. does fox news only allow guests that doesn't answer fox's question. ricks said he was answering the question and said what a bunch of wimps. he said he turned down msnbc and said yourself just like fox but not as good at it. why didn't he engage him in a discussion instead of pulling the plug. i asked ricks if he wanted to come back but he declined. ahead, the investigation into rupert murdock
and senate committees after that blistering report on exactly what went wrong in benghazi, the committee headed by thomas pickering and admiral mike mullen. admiral mullen had this to say. >> while we did not find that any individual u.s. government employee engaged in willful misconduct or knowingly ignored his or her responsibilities, we did conclude that certain state department bureau level senior officials in critical positions of authority and responsibility in washington demonstrated a lack of leadership and management ability appropriate for senior ranks in their responses to security concerns posed by the special mission. >> a total of four senior state department officials have either resigned or placed on administrative leave in the wake of this report but what about secretary of state hillary clinton. she's in charge and she initially took the fall. >> i take responsibility. i'm in charge of the state department. 60,000 plus people all over the world, 275 posts. the president and the vice president certainly wouldn't be knowledgeable about specific decisions that are made by
but benghazi may not be the only blemish on her record. >> and baby jesus benched and now frosty the snowman starring in school's nativity scene? why do atheist have more rights when it comes to the constitution? "fox & friends" hour two starts right now. >> sparkles all over. >> you guys looked very pretty in your sweater? >> dapper? >> pretty. >> send us your ugly christmas sweater photos this morning. friends at foxandfriends.com. >> did you guys plan this? >> no. >> we are wearing the exact same tie. >> we didn't plan. this didn't call each other ahead of time like ladies do. >> it's reichmuth's fault. he actually picked mine out. let's talk about the fiscal cliff which we appear to be speeding towards every day because there is nothing that even resembles a compromise on capitol hill. the president offered up his proposal this week and it was met with. [ laughter ] by some republicans. the president, meanwhile out there. some say campaigning guys instead of trying to hammer out a deal face to face with john boehner and house republicans. >> he was at a toy factory in pennsylvania. let's
that led to the deadly september 11th attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. an independent review board determining that security at the physician facility grossly inadequate that leaders in washington ignored repeated requests to add personnel there and after the tragedy that claimed four american lives, there was a lack of transparency, responsiveness, and leadership at the senior levels in libya, and in washington, d.c. our foreign affairs reporter elise lab bot live in washington this morning. what happens next after this report? >> well, soledad, the panel made about 29 recommendations for the state department to get working on. let me go over a few of them quickly. first of them is to strengthen security personnel for the high-threat post. one problem, the consulate relied on temporary, inexperienced staff and local militias not up to the task. they called for tighter securities at facilities and upgrades. a review of fire safety procedures. smoke inhalation killed ambassador stevens and sean smith. and in-depth checks of the threat environment. a big criticism, the state departme
attack in benghazi injected foreign policy into the race. >> justice will be done. >> reporter: a week later, the campaign shifted again to the hidden cram ra video of romney's comments on the 47% and an instant obama attack ad. number four, among the year's biggest moments. >> there are 47% of him who are with him. >> reporter: the gop needed a breakout moment and got one at number three. the debates and president obama's lackluster performance in the first face-off put romney back in the hunt. the president would have to redeem himself and polls show that he did. >> i said if i got bin laden in our sights, i would take that shot. >> reporter: but at number two came the mother of october surprises. sandy. the devastating superstorm put much of the nation's focus on the president's handling of the crisis. and the high marks he received from a top romney surrogate, new jersey governor, chris christie. >> i can't thank the president enough for his personal concern and passion for our state. >> reporter: polls show the race moving towards the president who won handedly. >> this is he elec
. number nine, september 11th in benghazi, libya, am was dor chris stevens and three others killed in the attack on the embassy there. american officials first insisted it was spontaneous, sparked by a protest over an anti-muslim film. the administration's response to the attack became a political hot button. number eight, no freedom here in the hermit kingdom. kim jong un took over for his father. the west hoped there would be change but there wasn't. flexing its military muscle, by place i placing aa satellite in orbit. number seven, brutality by police and private security was out in the open in south africa, where the killing of minors was captured on camera and broadcast everywhere. minors were protesting, demanding higher wages. the price they hado pay shocked the world. >>> number six, ten more years, communist party of china selected new leaders, the secretive process produced a new president, l.a. lakers fan married to a rock star. but china's foreign policies are likely to stay the same. number five, moment morsi, islamist group, became president of egypt. as his predeces
this fight and just benghazi. >> the biggest number at all is most people don't know enough about her to make up their opinion. as we know, the way politics worse is that absence two sides of a debate, one side will win. if there is one piece of information, it's all been pretty negative about her so far. i do think there is a risk for republicans regardless of whether they will say that if they proceed with a pretty ugly i think there are problems with terms of tone and how aggress he have the republicans want to be seen as going after her especially because so many attacks are over this benghazi issue and over talking points, and -- >> she had nothing -- >> look. her critics make other arguments, and you can debate the substance of that, but many terms of just sort of this is a very narrow cast discussion right now over a tv appearance. >> over one tv appearance. diversity is always an issue in the obama cabinet. just like any other administration. >> that's right. >> interestingly enough, it's been 15 years since there has been a white man as secretary of state. 15 years since we've had th
on the just released bipartisan review of the deadly attacks of the u.s. consulate in the benghazi libya. >> the independent panels the past two months examining security lapses prize to the september 11th attacks. >> natisha lance the details. >> security was lacking in the attack was " of anticipated. it also concludes there was no protest prior to the attack. that is the unclassified portion. be read the rest available only for those with high-level clearance. >> it is going up to the senate and house assigned reading rooms like they always do with classified information. members and staff of our committee and other committee will be granted access to it. >> the report includes 24 recommendations ranging fofrom security. >> stays and to hillary clinton says she accepts the responsibility she came forward and accepted for stability. >> 275 post. >> the details of what happened that night said the security systems in response fell short. also the possibility that gates of the compound were left open. >> today both the house and the senate will be briefed on the initial findings. >> i am
rice wasn't on tv shortly after the benghazi attack, and not just declared u about emphatically declared that it was a result of spontaneous demonstration. i think all america as they saw her say that, couldn't believe it. people don't bring povertyars to demonstrations. >> steve: absolutely. you would think that traditionally, that would be enough to disqualify her u about the white house seems indents on pushing her and now say republicans who criticize her are doing it because she's black and a woman. >> we haven't had a white male secretary of state in 15 years. not since the incompetent mr. christopher was secretary of state. that is part of a larger landscape that i'm worried about because since 2009, we thought we had gone beyond race. but if you look at comments people are making offhandedly, everybody from samuel l. jackson to the reverend joseph lowery said white people belong in hell and just lately jamie fox joked about shooting white people, morgan freeman, it's almost as if there has been an outpouring of racial separatism and hostility. it's not a good climate. >>
the house and senate panel on the benghazi attack and haeg healing from the concussion and in a statement that says, quote, while suffering from a stomach virus, secretary clinton became die hydrated suffering a concussion and she's continuing to be monitored by her doctors, end quote. wish her the best. >> jamie: and also, well, as we reported earlier this hour, there are a lot of new details emerging about the heroism of teachers and faculty who literally put themselves between themselves and the gunman and barricading themselves. and a librarian says she heard a scuffle on the intercom and called the office and the secretary told her as the incident was going on there's an incident going on in the school and she huddled with students in a storage room until the police arrived and parents rushed to the scene hoping and praying that their child was one of the ones that survived. my next guest's eight-year-old daughter attended sandy elementary and survived the shooting. and brenda tells what her child experienced. we're gritful that your daughter survived and only imagine how your heart
attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. russian president vladimir q and has signed a bill today banning americans from adopting russian children. the law also blocks dozens of russian children who are currently in the adoption process by american families from leaving the country. houston says the bill as retaliation for an american law that calls for action against russian officials who were found guilty of violating human rights. more than 60,000 russian children have been adopted by american families in the past two decades. >> opening bell on this friday it looks like dow futures are lower once again. the dow's down the 150. there was news that the house of representatives will be reconvening on sunday. the dow closed only at eight scene. we'll bring bringing numbers from wall street throughout the morning. >> we are taking a trade to storm tracker 4. we have a lot of moisture is sitting off shore. it is not hit landfall just yet but if you do feel it is like a heavy sprinkle. we have the potential for some rain later on today and that will increase as we head into the eveni
for the administrati administration's response to the september 11th attack on the u.s. mission in benghazi. >>> fedex grounded hundreds of packages never made it to their nebraska destinations. postal inspectors say a delivery driver working as a private contractor for fedex was spotted dumping packages from his truck on to the street last month. only about 30 of the more than 400 packages were found intact and finally delivered. the driver was fired. yeah, i'll bet. the new york mets they've exported cy young award winner r.a. dickey. he traded to the toronto blue jays in a seven player deal that will send one of baseball's top catching prospects back to new york. dickey, a 38-year-old knuckleballer, a great guy who throws a fantastic pitch, he was on baseball's scrap heap and then he became the king of the hill last year, winning the cy young, going 20-6 for the new york mets. >>> meanwhile, he had served in hawaii since the day it became a state in 1959. this morning, tributes are pouring in for senator danielle inouye. he was a veteran of world war ii, he lost an arm charging machine gun nests in
before congress on the deadly attacks in benghazi. the buzz kids growing for sunday's big matchup between the cowboys and the redskins. -- buzz keeps growing. bars and restaurants will be packed with people cannot get into fedex field. john gonzalez? >> you can afford a ticket for you and me, john. this game is so big metro had decided to stay open an extra hour after the game. the game is so big it has been most to prime-time national television and the stadium is allowing the other games to start at 3:30 sunday. this weekend's game is the biggest redskins game in a decade. a matchup against the hated dallas cowboys, winner take all. some lucky enough to have tickets. >> i would not sell the tickets for the world. we have had many years of bad seasons. it's going to be electric. >> many fans during a accordingly. sunday night will be cold for this rivalry. >> i cannot remember being so excited for a game, at least since they left rfk stadium. >> it's not just diehard fans treating this like a playoff game. local businesses will reap the benefits./ >> we have 1500 wings ordered. people ar
politics changes overnight. and that the benghazi investigation is still looming. she is going to be testifying that that could somehow have a boomerang effect against her popularity. there is lots of things that could happen in the next four years but you sound pretty certain? >> there are plenty of things and secretary clinton on benghazi has accepted responsibility. i think she has been forthright. of course plenty of things can happen in four years but bottom line she has been popular for a long time. her popularity only increased during her very successful tenure as secretary of state and i have every reason to believe she will be as popular if not more popular two years from now. alisyn: all right. you heard it here first. doug schoen. >> absolutely. thank you. alisyn: kids may be downloading a whole lot more than they bargained for. why apps could be spying on your kids. who is behind that and what can be done to stop it? >>. >> then the items in one christmas catalog using very colorful language, making them more naughty than nice. causing an uproar. we're live with tha
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